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3-D Halloween Nail Art by INM

by Sigourney Nuñez | September 29, 2016

INM’s line of professional nail products allows you the versatility to create the most festive and scariest of nail designs. The Out the Door sculpting powder features cross-linking technology that lets you think outside the box when it comes to executing your sets. Pair the polymer powder with Utopia liquid monomer for a strengthening and protective finish.


1. Prep the nails for gel-polish application. Apply Dual-It base coat and cure. Apply a thin coat of INM gel-polish in Devious and cure. Repeat with a second coat for full coverage.


2. Create three beads of acrylic using INM Out the Door white acrylic powder and Utopia monomer. Space the 3-D shapes evenly around the nail to create eyeballs.


3. Once cured, use a large dotting tool and a lime-green shade to paint the details of the eyeballs. Continue to add details to the eyes using a red shade.


4. Embellish the look as desired. Seal the entire ghoulish nail using INM Dual-It top coat and cure.

For more nail art by INM artist Rachel Odom, visit her Instagram @nailsbyraybaby.

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Foot Forward Summit 2019

by Staff

NAILS' second Foot Forward Summit was held in Atlanta August 11-13. Nail techs gathered for speaker presentations, advanced education, and networking.

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by Tracey Lee

Even though mix ratio is fundamental to learning about liquid-and-powder acrylic application, it’s still one of the biggest challenges for nail professionals in the salon. The performance and longevity of our product is hugely affected by an incorrect mix ratio.

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by Holly Schippers

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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